vb. To wander from the direct course or way; to rove; to stray; to wander from the line of march or desert the line of battle; as, when troops are on the march, the men should not straggle. To wander at large; to roam idly about; to ramble. To escape or stretch beyond proper limits, as the branches of a plant; to spread widely apart; to shoot too far or widely in growth. To be dispersed or separated; to occur at intervals.
- n. The act of straggling.